THEY’RE NOT SPONSORING THE ANTI-LIFE BILL S.1209
...THEY NEED TO HEAR WHY YOU NEED THEM TO OPPOSE IT.
Suggested comments to each legislator:
May I speak to… My name is… I’m from _______ district. I’d like to thank [ legislator ] for not sponsoring S.1209, which seriously endangers our women, children and infants. I’m calling also to ask you/them to actively oppose it.
We strongly suggest you first check to see if any of the below represent your district and call them first! As a constituent, you have that much more influence when you call.
You can also look these legislators up online, and reach out to them via email, FaceBook or Twitter, and via traditional mail. All of their contact information is easily accessible at Mass Legislature.
Use our Quick Fact Sheet for reference during your calls here.
Review the in-depth analysis of S.1209 here for better understanding of the mechanics of this legislation here.
- SENATE Members who did not sponsor S.1209 -
RYAN FATTMAN 18TH WORCESTER [617-722-1420 ]
MIKE BRADY 2ND PLYMOUTH AND BRISTOL [ 617-722-1200 ]
SONIA CHANG-DIAZ 2ND SUFFOLK [ 617-722-1673 ]
NICK COLLINS 1ST SUFFOLK [ 617-722-1150 ]
VINNIE DEMACEDO PLYMOUTH AND BARNSTABLE [
*DIANA DIZOGlIO 14TH ESSEX [ 617-722-1604 ]
ANNE GOBI PLYMOUTH AND NORFOLK [ 617-722-1540 ]
DON HUMASON 2ND HAMPTON AND HAMPSHIRE [ 617-722-1415 ]
JOHN KEENAN NORFOLK AND PLYMOUTH [ 617-722-1494 ]
EDWARD KENNEDY 1ST MIDDLESEX [ 617-722-1630 ]
MARK MONTIGNY 2ND BRISTOL AND PLYMOUTH [ 617-722-1440 ]
MICHAEL RODRIGUES 1ST BRISTOL AND PLYMOUTH [ 617-722-1114 ]
KAREN SPILKA 2ND MIDDLESEX AND NORFOLK [ 617-722-1500 ]
BRUCE TARR 1ST ESSEX AND MIDDLESEX [ 617-722-1600 ]
WALTER TIMILTY NORFOLK BRISTOL AND PLYMOUTH [ 617-722-1643 ]
DEAN TRAN WORCESTER AND MIDDLESEX [ 617-722-1230 ]
- HOUSE members who did not sponsor S.1209 -
BRIAN M ASHE 2ND HAMPDEN [ 617-722-2430 ]
BRUCE J AYERS 1ST NORFOLK [ 617-722-2230 ]
This last Saturday, one of our longtime Boston sidewalk counselors was assaulted.
Mornings are always busy on the weekend at Planned Parenthood. The facility pulls in large numbers of young women, performing abortions until 4:00pm on a regular day. Generally, the peaceful pro-life witnesses interact with passers-by, and Planned Parenthood security without a hitch, with the additional plus of being able to stand directly in front of the huge abortion center.
But this Saturday...
CALL-A-THON 8AM-7PM MONDAY AND TUESDAY, 22-23 APRIL AT MCFL OFFICES & IN BACK BAY
Join this historic marathon to protect life in MA while our representatives are all in-office, deliberating over the budget. Drop in any time, spend the day with us, and ensure that every man or woman in our legislative body knows that S.1209 would legalize infanticide in our state, endanger our women by striking hospital-requirements for risky late-term procedures, and leave our 13 and 14 year old girls at the mercy of sexual predators.
Sign up now here.
Our staff will be providing a phone script for easy calling, access to a list of your district and representatives, and
training on how to testify so that you can join the mobilization when this bill comes to committee.
(Lunch & snacks will also be on hand!)
Your calls will be key in freezing the infanticide bill in the committee, and protecting our most
No matter what side of the political divide we stand on, we can all say:
S.1209 is extreme, and extremely anti-life.
Do you know the facts about the bill will legalize infanticide in Massachusetts this year?
If you don’t, the rest of your district probably doesn’t either.
MCFL’s Director of Community Engagement, & premiere pro-life advocates, are traveling the state to inform your community, and empower you with the knowledge and resources to sto this bill in its tracks.
Your voice matters. Your voice needs to be heard.
But you need to be informed before you can speak.
To host an info-meeting, townhall, or lobbying training, and get the quick facts on S.1209, the infanticide bill, contact: C.J. Williams -- CJ@masscitizensforlife.org or call the MCFL central office
In Boston, we premiered UnPlanned March 26th to an enthusiastic and visibly moved audience, the members of which almost filled AMC's 300-seat auditorium. The film, which follows the real-life transformation of one woman from Planned Parenthood clinic director, to fervent pro-life advocate, was a small-budget, independent venture.
Yet, as the tag-line says, What she saw changed everything.Read more
C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement
If you know what district you're in, you may be the difference in stopping S.1209, the infanticide bill.
Are these your representatives?
They need to hear from you. Each one sits on the Joint Committee of Public Health. Before S.1209 can advance to a vote in the legislature, it needs to clear the committee. Even pro-abortion politicians like our governor, Baker, call S.1209 a law legalizing infanticide, and bad law for our women, infants, & children.Read more
Sofia Infante, Communications Intern
[Director's note: 40 Days began as a religious campaign, and we invite all of our religious members to join on that basis. But the act of abortion is a human rights issue, not a religious one. Many of our secular advocates also participate, and we encourage everyone and anyone to follow their passionate example of outreach and vigil, with or without prayer, during a 40 Days Campaign.]
This year I am looking forward to participating in my first 40 Days for Life, and am grateful MCFL has sponsored the campaign in Massachusetts.
This mission-based campaign reaches women-in-need at ground-zero, and directs people’s attention to the impact of abortion in their own communities. The 40-day campaign, including vigils and witness at an abortuary, highlight the need and offer a life-affirming solution. Here are five reasons why I am already counting down the days until next year’s 40 Days for Life:
- 40 Days fosters a greater sense of community and a shared feeling of responsibility for our neighbor’s well-being
C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement
Gov. Baker, despite being no great advocate for the vulnerable in Massachusetts when it comes to abortion, is taking the common sense approach to the grotesque proposed bill, S.1209.
“I do not support late term abortions,” said Baker, a Republican, when asked for comment outside the State House. “I support current law in Massachusetts. It’s worked well for decades for women and families here in Massachusetts, and that’s what we support.”Read more
Contacting your state legislator is one of the easiest and most effective ways to be a profound & measurable influence on the human rights habits of our politicians.
Our Legislative Resources run through the list of avenues for reaching out, and getting heard.
You may be more inclined to use email, or maybe you're an ace at rapid-fire phone calls. When it comes to getting heard though, try using all of them. Lives are on the line, and your voice -- persistent, polite, and inescapable -- demanding we put our resources into protecting those lives, absolutely makes an impact.
So read on. Take the action to make inroads at the State House, and influence people for life. If you're worried about where to begin (fax? phone? personal visit? FACEBOOK?), don't be. Just try all of them.Read more
WOMEN TO RALLY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, AGAINST MASS R.O.E. ABORTION ACT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Boston, MA -- 29 March 2019 -- A rally, spearheaded by longtime human rights organization, Mass Citizens for Life, and co-sponsored by a diverse group of non-profit and advocacy groups in Massachusetts, including Renew Mass Coalition, will be held March 30, 2pm on the Boston Common at the corner of Park and Beacon nearest the State House in opposition to s.1209, An Act to Remove Obstacles and Expand Access to Abortion.
The purpose of the rally is to highlight the bill’s extreme provisions, from the legalization of passive infanticide, to rerouting funds in our Healthy Start program for new mothers and babies towards abortion businesses. Citizens from as far as Amherst are expected to attend, and a slate of speakers -- mostly women -- will address the rally.
Said Myrna Flynn, MCFL Board Member & Chair of the Communications Committee: “The very name of this legislation should prompt women to question its purpose. 'Remove Obstacles and Expand Access.'”
“Voters of Massachusetts believe that if abortion is allowed, it should be safe for women, and only undertaken for serious reasons," added Debby Dugan, Board Member of Renew Mass Coalition. "The R.O.E. Act throws this framework out the window, removing safeguards designed to protect women and legalizing no-questions-asked late-term abortion-on-demand for any reason, for girls of any age. Our laws should be designed to protect women and girls, not prioritize the bottom line of abortion businesses.”